Video and Audio clips from www.rockradioscrapbook.com and private collections of Doug Thompson, CHUM Archives, Charlie Ritenberg, Bud Riley, Westlyn Mather, Don Shuttleworth, Bill Dulmage and others.
When Bud arrived at CKFH in July of 1969, the station was producing three newscasts per hour, in the 20-20 format. Within a year CKFH reverted to news on the hour and half hour.
Ann Pospischil was the traffic manager (1969-1974) She left to work at 680 News (1974-1989) Her next stop was Standard Broadcasting (1991-1995) and closed out her radio career at Classical 96.3 and 103.1 FM. (1998-2016)
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The CKFH Newsroom RCA console
CKFH produced many station promotion items including ball-point pens and the items pictured here: a key fob, staple remover and paper weight
Tom with staffer Ann Popishel at a radio reunion
See and hear Foster Hewitt on hockey, including
the famous Paul Henderson goal against the Russians in 1972
On TV : Terry David Mulligan
Mac Lipson's interview with Elvis on CKOY, Ottawa.
Barry Bailey recalls a report he filed to
Dawn Draper's morning newscast
Radio Caroline History of the Trawler
Hear Mac Lipson reporting on the unveiling of the Sir Robert Borden Statue on Parliament Hill 1957.
Bob Baker (Ray Collins) was CKFH's overnight jock from 1969 to 1970. At various times in his career he was known by several names including Terry Talbot (CJOE London 1968), Jack Houston (CFGO 1972), Mark Edwards (CKGM Monreal 1973) and Wild Bill Edwards CFTR Toronto 1974-1981). The rest of his radio career he was known by his real name, Ray Collins. A typical radio nomad, Ray got his start in his home town at CFCO Chatham in 1967 and continuing on to 24 stations across Canada until 1995. Along the way, he touched down at CFUN Vancouver, CFGO Ottawa, CHUM, CKEY and CFTR in Toronto, CHML Hamilton, and KISS Vancouver 1990-1993. He also worked as a sound instructor for the Vancouver Film School from 1996-1998 and freelanced as a sound recordist for TV, Film and Commercials 1996-2014. Today, Bob Baker/Ray Collins and his wife Dianne (a former radio executive) are retired and living in Wallaceburg, Ontario.
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This little white plastic desk item was a staple remover.
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Gerry Wilson was the long-time chief engineer at CKFH about 30 years. A native of Hamilton, Gerry Allen Wilson joined the staff in its first year 1951 as an operator but replaced chief engineer Bill McGregor in 1965. He was one of those rare seat-of-your pants-get-things-done kind of station engineer. As part of his duties for CKFH and its 1981 successor CJCL, he produced the Toronto Maple Leaf and Toronto Blue Jay games. Gerry had his own company, Wilson Sports Productions. Gerry died of cancer on June 27, 1998.
(Photo at the right shows Gerry (standing) with operator Gary Ferrier taken sometime in the 1960s.)
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